PAMPANGA, Philippines – How many people can call themselves a mom of two, a wife, a former overseas Filipino worker, and summa cum laude graduate of the Philippines’ premier state university?
These are the achievements of 28-year-old Chrisdie Mycel Ruzol, one of the first summa cum laude graduates of the University of the Philippines Pampanga.
After stopping school once due to financial issues and pursuing work abroad, Mycel was fortunate to have returned home to finish her studies. The coveted Latin honor was something Mycel had wanted to achieve ever since she began studying, but she gradually realized that it wasn’t easy, especially as she played simultaneous roles of student, wife, and mom.
Watch her journey on Rappler. – Rappler.com
Written and narrated by Michelle Abad
Produced by Nick Villavecer
Shot and edited by Jeff Digma
Supervision by Beth Frondoso
Graphics by David Castuciano